Playing With / Detective Mole

Basic Trope: A detective turns out to be a bad guy.
  • Straight: Jason, a police detective investigating a murder, was working with the criminals the whole time.
  • Exaggerated: Jason was the mastermind.
  • Downplayed:
    • Jason was an accomplice, being blackmailed into helping the murderers.
    • Jason turns out to be investigating the crime on the behalf of another criminal.
  • Justified: Jason hoped that by pretending to help, that no one would suspect him.
  • Inverted: Reverse Mole
  • Subverted: Jason pretends to be a detective to get information on the police, but he undergoes Becoming the Mask.
  • Double Subverted: But in the final moments, chooses to stay faithful to the crooks.
  • Parodied: Jason is obviously the bad guy, always giving obviously incorrect clues and leads, and intentionally distracting the investigators from any legitimate leads, but no one seems to notice.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: There are no bad guys investigating the crime.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: Jason worked hard to earn a badge and a good reputation as a cop just for this moment that he can commit a crime and lead the other detectives astray.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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